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Lyouba Assadourova

  • Weaver
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Master Artisan
Lyouba Assadourova Weaver
Contact
Bulgarian, English, Italian, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+359 894297768
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Conscious creation

  • • Lyouba was an apprentice of Indian textile designer Alpana Bawa
  • • She worked for 18 years in New York and Savannah
  • • She launched Nomad.ist when she returned to her homeland

Creativity and a free spirit have always guided Lyouba Assadourova. She left university a year before graduation to land on another continent and start afresh in New York. Her curiosity opened serendipitous professional paths, she made hats for celebrities and delved into textile patterns and colour techniques. Once back in Bulgaria, she launched Nomad.ist, handmade home goods celebrating simplicity, sustainability and wanderlust. Lyouba draws the visual ideas and afterwards collaborates with artisans to materialise them, weavers for her woollen carpets, ceramicists for her colourful and vibrant porcelain mugs and jugs. A lot of care is taken towards both the relationships with the people she works with and the chosen materials.

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Works

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  • © Lyouba Assadourova
Photo: © Iglika Jelezova
West, South, East & North

Azimuth is a limited edition collection of wool rugs, handwoven in Bulgaria. The name is derived from the Arabic word as-samt, meaning direction. It is an attempt to connect past, present, and future; the East, West, North, and South, while preserving what matters from the past and inviting what is necessary for the future.

Height 118 cm
Width 80 cm

Lyouba Assadourova Weaver
Photo: © Iglika Jelezova
East

East is part of the limited edition Azimuth collection of wool rugs, handwoven in Bulgaria. “I am neither of the East nor of the West, no boundaries exist within my breast," Rumi.

Height 118 cm
Width 80 cm

Lyouba Assadourova Weaver
Photo: © Lyouba Assadourova
South (detail)

South is part of the Azimuth collection of wool rugs, handwoven in Bulgaria. “A southern moon is a sodden moon, and sultry. When it swamps the fields and the rustling sandy roads and the sticky honeysuckle hedges in its sweet stagnation, your fight to hold on to reality is like a protestation against a first waft of ether," Zelda Fitzgerald

Height 118 cm
Width 80 cm

Lyouba Assadourova Weaver

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